Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (9-11) vs. Tanner Roark (4-6)
The Washington Nationals host the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on Tuesday. The Orioles send Chris Tillman to the mound to face Tanner Roark of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +118 and Washington at -128. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles, with a 72-77 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 67-74 over/under record. The Nationals are 66-83 against the run line and have a 80-62 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 73-76 record, including 29-46 on the road. Chris Tillman has a 9-11 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.19 and a 1.39 WHIP. He's pitched 154.1 innings thus far while surrendering 158 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 13-15. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-14. His teammates are averaging 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.13 and they've given up 418 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen while being struck out 477 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09.
Baltimore ranks 17th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .237 on the road. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .307 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.54 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 169.
Washington is 44-30 at home while holding a 78-71 overall record on the season. Tanner Roark has a record of 4-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.72 on the year with a 1.37 WHIP. He's pitched 93.1 innings thus far while surrendering 106 hits over that time in which the Nationals are 4-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-3. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.53 and they have given up 406 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .244 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 391 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.76 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .326 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game and Bryce Harper leads the team with 166.
The Orioles have committed 65 errors and have combined for 1,454 assists and 3,962 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 84 errors, accumulating 1,407 assists and compiling 3,953 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 67-74 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 72-77 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 80-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-83 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/21/15 CF Adam Jones Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Washington Nationals
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
09/15/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique out indefinitely
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out for season
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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